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DETAILS FOR INTRODUCTION TO ACADEMIC WRITING AND RESEARCH

New to university studies & it all seems too hard? Worried about writing essay papers? Or where to begin researching? Or you feel confident in writing, but want to learn the skills of evaluating the masses of information we are bombarded with? This unit is for you! It will give you the tools of how to succeed in your undergraduate academic studies. It will examine how you learn, plus challenge you to think deeper, wider and more creatively. It will also encourage you in how to critically evaluate and reflect on information. Plus develop your skills in how to put it all together in an essay paper or oral presentation.
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Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: RES101
  • Credit points: 10

Awards offering Introduction to Academic Writing and Research

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Ministry

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This subjects aims to foster the academic skills required for undergraduate student success.

Outcomes

Students should be able to:

  1. Identify and foster the skills required for academic studies;
  2. Compare different learning styles and the best techniques to harness these for academic success;
  3. Demonstrate skills in thinking critically and creatively;
  4. Perform academic writing, including demonstration of the ability to sustain a logical researched argument in a piece of writing;
  5. Illustrate competence in a variety of academic referencing styles;
  6. Demonstrate proficiency in academic research, including the reading and identification of different genres;
  7. Demonstrate skills for good oral communication.

Assessment Methods

  • Reflective Learning Journal 20% (1000 words);
  • Sample Writing Pieces 40%  (2500 words accumulative);
  • Online/In-class quizzes/Activities 30%;
  • Oral Presentation 10% (3 mins plus 500 words evaluation summary)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided
  • Grellier, J. & Goerke, V. Communication Skills Toolkit: Unlocking the Secrets of Tertiary Success. South Melbourne: Thomson/Social Science Press, 2006.

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